Hubert Sewell Jr.
April 18, 1956-Nov. 22, 2007
Residence: Fort Lupton
Tribute: Hubert Lee "Butch" Sewell Jr. was born in Dallas to Hubert and Emma (Pagan) Sewell. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1975.
Mr. Sewell was a self-employed truck driver and had lived in Fort Lupton for the last 10 years. He had spent some time with his daughters in Keenesburg and loved to go to yard sales. He also enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing and working on cars. He loved being around family and friends.
Mr. Sewell died Nov. 22 in Fort Lupton.
Survivors: His parents, Hubert and Emma Sewell; his daughters, Chasity, Mindi and Kimberly; his sisters, Linda and Beth; and his brothers, Mark and Jeff; and his grandchildren, Stetson, Shyanne and Alex.
Services: Services were Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Fort Lupton. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton handled arrangements.
Sept. 19, 1921-Nov. 17, 2007
Tribute: Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Burkett was born in Lock Haven, Pa., to William and Meda (Glossner) Bingaman.
In 1939, she married Dean S. Burkett, also of Lock Haven.
Mrs. Burkett was a homemaker, active church participant, wife and mother. She enjoyed the many friends she made as the family moved with Piper Aircraft from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma and then with Conoco Oil to Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana before retirement brought the couple to Greeley.
Mrs. Burkett died Nov. 17 at Fairacres Manor in Greeley. She lived at Garden Square at Westlake before moving to Fairacres in June.
Survivors: She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Burkett of Greeley and Carol Lovil of Kingsland, Texas; two sons, Dean “Chip” Jr. and wife Lilly of Bayfield and Peter and wife Karen of Kalispell, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her parents, her husband and two grandchildren.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. Friday at Northern Colorado Crematory, 700 8th St., Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Weld County, 1620 42nd St., Evans, C0 80620, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Sept. 4, 1929-Dec. 19, 2007
Residence: Loveland, formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Rex Alan Askew was born to Reynolds McGee and Lucile Askew in Greeley. As a teenager, he played basketball for Greeley High School and Colorado State University. He worked as an insurance adjuster for State Farm Insurance until 1980.
After he retired, Mr. Askew earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming. He loved animals, especially horses and dogs, and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed philanthropy, traveling, bird watching, and studying the history and culture of Latin American and Native American peoples. He lived in Laramie and Cheyenne before moving to Loveland. Mr. Askew died Wednesday and spent his last days surrounded by his family. He will be remembered as a hardworking, loving, intelligent man and will be missed greatly by family and friends.
Survivors: His wife of 56 years, Annis Sharpe Askew; a brother, Bill Askew; two daughters, Bonny Askew Strong and Colleen Askew Knopinski; a son-in-law, Peter Strong; four grandchildren, Jenny Knopinski, Kathryn Knopinski, Lillian Strong and Mark Strong; and nieces and nephews and their families.
Preceded in death by: His parents and his sister Phyllis Askew Yokum.
Services: Celebration of life, 3-5 p.m. Friday at Fairfield Inn, Loveland.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made in his name to Wild Animal Sanctuary, 1946 Weld County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643, or American Refugee Committee, N.W. 5618, P.O. Box 1450, Minneapolis, MN 55485-5618, two of his favorite organizations.
Aug. 9, 1915-Dec. 20, 2007
Tribute: Irene M. Crosley was born in Clarks, Neb., to John F. and Emma C. (Hansen) Kohl. Her younger years were spent in Nebraska. She was a young lady when she moved to Colorado, where she met her beloved husband Lamen "Pete" Crosley, who died in 1951.
After her husband's death, Mrs. Crosley returned to school and received her GED in 1955 and continued with training at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School and received certification in IBM machine operations in 1956.
Mrs. Crosley began her government career in 1957 with the Veteran's Administration. She was a supervisory computer operator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, when she retired in 1977 with more than 20 years of federal civil service and having received numerous awards. Formerly of Denver, she had returned to Greeley in 1998.
Playing golf was one of her favorite pastimes, and she was excited to have made three holes in one. While she enjoyed watching the Broncos, she almost never missed watching her favorite team, the Colorado Rockies. Traveling was another avid interest for her, be it in the United States or internationally.
Mrs. Crosley loved to cook and entertain and was especially well known for her peanut brittle, which she made during the holiday season.
Mrs. Crosley was a member of Ports of Call, and during the last years of her life, enjoyed attending activities at the Evans Senior Center.
Mrs. Crosley died Thursday at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit, Greeley
Survivors: Her brother, George Goodell of Eaton; a sister-in-law, Rose Goodell, also of Eaton; her nieces, Bonnie Wynn and husband Clyde of Greeley, Pam Terrones and husband Joe of Arizona, and Debbie Scheid and husband Michael of California; her nephews, Richard Kohl and wife Bonnie of Lyons, Jack Goodell and wife Cindy of Windsor, Dennis Goodell and wife Susie of Eaton, and Allen Goodell of Montana.
Preceded in death by: Her husband, her parents and two brothers, Alfred Kohl and Orville Goodell.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel.
Interment: Private interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs.
Visitation: At Macy Chapel, before services.
Notes: Instead of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
Letha Mae Greenlee
Aug. 24, 1919-Dec. 18, 2007
Residence: Edmond, Okla., formerly of Nunn
Tribute: Letha Mae (Sweazy) Greenlee was born in Weld County to Earl and Esther (Cheever) Smith. She died Tuesday in Edmond.
Survivors: Eight children and their spouses, Irene Bently of Oklahoma, Art and Dolly Sweazy of Loveland, Elizabeth and Mark Taylor of Fountain, Richard and Amy Sweazy of Kansas, Alberta Lopeman of Genoa, Edward and Nikki Sweazy of Fountain, LuElla and Roland of Washington and Chuck and Jill Sweazy of Oklahoma; a stepchild; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her parents and a brother, Alvern Smith; her two husbands, Albert Sweazy and Frank Greenlee; a granddaughter, Aletha Dawn; and a great-granddaughter.
Services: Memorial services, 10 a.m. Saturday at Horan and McConaty, 9998 Grant St., Thornton. Graveside services, 3 p.m. Saturday at Nunn Cemetery.
Note: A memorial dinner at the Nunn Gym will be held after the graveside services.
Dec. 17, 1981-Dec. 17, 2007
Residence: Greeley, formerly of Berthoud
Tribute: Kristin Rose "Kiki" Johnson was born in Boulder to Herbert E. "Hank" Johnson IV and Dorsey (Ryan) Johnson. She was an intense, loving and devoted daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend. She unselfishly gave to others in need, whether that was for a holiday food basket, a toy for a young child, or to volunteer her parents' house for a party. She always felt that Christmas was "her" time of year, and many people benefited from her generosity.
Miss Johnson loved spending time with family and friends. She had a very special bond with her father, Hank. He was the first to hold her after he delivered her, and the two of them shared lunch faithfully every Friday for the last seven years. She learned how to be a kind and loving person from her mother, Dorsey, and she absolutely adored her big brother, Zack. She also enjoyed being with her beloved Labrador, Johnny.
Miss Johnson had lived in the Greeley area since 1988, and attended Greeley schools through junior high when the family moved to Berthoud. She graduated from Berthoud High School in 2000. She worked at Sunrise Health Center for five years. For the last year and a half, she was employed at Banner Health.
Miss Johnson died unexpectedly Monday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: Her parents, Hank and Dorsey Johnson of Berthoud; her brother, Zack Johnson, with the U.S. Air Force stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah; and her grandmother Shirley Ryan of Coronado, Calif.
Preceded in death by: Her paternal grandparents, Herbert E. Johnson III and Barbara Johnson; her maternal grandfather, Austin H. Ryan; and her great-granny, Helen Rose Kolberg.
She was deeply loved by her aunts and uncles, Geri and Brad Luckert of Weldona; Art and Jennifer Johnson of El Cajon, Calif.; Leslie Ryan of Eugene, Ore.; Katie and Tom Hathaway of Steamboat Springs; John and Kim Ryan of Redding, Calif.; Sam and Marsha Ryan of Coronado; and her many cousins.
Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at Stoddard Funeral Home, Greeley.
Note: In memory of her many acts of kindness, her family is establishing a fund to recognize other generous acts by young people in the community. Contributions to the Kristin Rose Johnson Memorial Fund may be made to: Bank of the West, 415 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, CO 80513.
July 11, 1933-Dec. 20, 2007
Tribute: Raymond G. Magnuson was born in North Platte, Neb., to Guy E. and Mabel R. (Jenkins) Magnuson. He died Thursday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: Mr. Magnuson was the beloved husband of Vivian, and father of son, Dwayne, and daughter, Cynthia, and grandfather to Randall, Robert and Thomas.
Preceded in death by: A son Michael.
Services: Cremation with no services.
Note: Memorial gifts in his name may be made to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.
Northern Colorado Crematory in Greeley is in charge of arrangements.
Nov. 27, 1966-Dec. 12, 2007
Tribute: Adolf Salazar was born in Greeley. He was raised in Greeley and attended Greeley Central High School. He worked at PCA in Windsor as a box die cutter until his diagnosis of cancer in February 2007.
Mr. Salazar was a good husband to Julie and a loving father to Otis and Karak, and he will be greatly missed. He loved to go fishing with his sons, go to the zoo, take walks with his family, take Otis to the library, play baseball with Karak and attend church. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Mr. Salazar died Dec. 12 at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit, Greeley
Survivors: His wife, Julie, two sons, Otis and Karak, his father-and mother-in-law, Doug and Betty Holgerson; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Tina Holgerson and their children; his mother, Maria; his brothers and sisters, Junior, Anthony, Robert, David, Greg, Rose and Becky and their spouses and children; a niece Charise and husband Jeremey; all of Greeley.
Services: Memorial services were Dec. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Notes: The family wishes to express their gratitude to the NCMC staff in oncology, ICU and the hospice nurses and chaplain. "Your caring and compassion at that difficult time was a 'priceless gift.'" Memorial gifts may be made to Julie Salazar/Holgerson in care of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3000 35th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Northern Colorado Crematory in Greeley is in charge of arrangements.
Jan. 26, 1924-Dec. 19, 2007
Residence: Longmont, formerly of Milliken
Tribute: Harry Scott was born Olney, Ill. He died Wednesday at Longmont United Hospital.
Survivors: A daughter; Harriet; a son, Keith; a brother, Donald; three sisters, Mary Clark, Ann Smith and husband John and Martha Tipton and husband John; two sisters-in-law, Nadine Scott and Elva Scott; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.
Preceded in death by: His father, Arlie; his mother, Alice; three brothers Wade, Arlie Jr. and Frank; a sister, Nancy; and a son, Larry.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Adamson West Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley.
Interment: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge.
March 22, 1923-Dec. 17, 2007
Tribute: Elfriede Hupalo was born in Bischofroda, Germany, to Marie and Friedrich Kunde.
On April 8, 1956, she married Jacob Hupalo in Ripley, N.Y.
Mrs. Hupalo came to the United States from Germany in 1949 and became a naturalized citizen in 1958. She and her husband, Jacob, raised three children in Erie, Pa. One of their favorite pastimes was to polka. They retired to Orlando, Fla., in 1981. Mr. Hupalo died in 1984.
Mrs. Hupalo moved to Greeley in 2001. She was a member of the Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Orlando.
Mrs. Hupalo died Monday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: A daughter, Christina Harrop of Oviedo, Fla.; two sons, Michael Hupalo of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and Ric Hupalo of Greeley; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Kelly, Krista and Cara Jarmolowski, Jessica Hupalo and Cathi Scheid; and a great-grandson, Jacob Scheid.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 1331 S. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828.
Inurnment: Baldwin Fairchild-Chapel Hill Cemetery, Orlando.
Note: Northern Colorado Crematory in Greeley is in charge of local arrangements.